Monday, June 3, 2013

Tuesday, June 4. 2013

Today's schedule is C-AG-D-A-B

C Block Social Studies 10 - Today we'll continue with the glossary of economic terms that we began yesterday in class and then I'm going to ask you to find out key points and important information about the following British Columbian industries:

  1. Forestry
  2. Fisheries
  3. Agriculture
  4. Mining
  5. Tourism
  6. Other (human and health services or film & television production and technology)
For each industry you need to look for the following data:

  1. An overview of extraction/production methods (what is taken or produced and how it is done)
  2. An overview of the impact on the economy of the province (how much money is made, how many people are employed, where in the province it is done, where the product is sold)
  3. An explanation of the issues associated with the industry (social, environmental, economic concerns).
  4. A job futures explanation (sunrise/sunset, rising/falling, etc...)
You can do this in note form, as a venn diagram, as a silo chart, as an infographic, an advertisement, a poster or any other presentation format that does not involve digital technology (no Prezi's, webpages, glogs, podcasts, or videos for this one folks...that's for your family tree projev=ct next week).

D Block Criminology 12 - Today we'll look at White Collar Crime. We will begin with life skills by learning how to identify a pyramid / ponzi scam (for more take a look at How Stuff Works). After, we'll quickly look at individual exploitation of an institutional position, influence peddling & bribery, theft and employee fraud, client fraud and corporate crime. You'll be introduced to Edwin H. Sutherland's Differential Association Theory (he introduced the concept "white collar crime"). We'll see what we can find on the Internet about white collar crime....spoil alert LOTS!
National Check Fraud Center
Robert O. Keel White Collar Crime
Canadian Encyclopedia White Collar Crime
Federal Bureau of Investigation White Collar Crime Division
Understanding White Collar Crime
News Stories of White Collar Crime
After, if there's time, we'll watch some Chapters from the movie "The Corporation". Please do not forget that the documentary is an opinion is trying to persuade you that a corporation acts like a psychopath. Not all business is bad but we do need to understand the "corporate view" of white collar criminal activity.

B Block Social Studies 11 - Today we'll finish the Mulroney era for Canada's involvement in the Cold War. We'll discuss the debt slashing policy of the Conservatives in the 1980's and touch on supply side economics and trickle down theory. After, we'll look at NAFTA and the Foreign Investment Review Agency. We'll also examine Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms in the Soviet Union and the eventual "collapse" of the Berlin Wall and the sphere of Soviet influence. After, we'll examine the dramatic changes to Canada's culture and identity as a result of the "baby boom" generation. We'll look at how the government tried to protect Canadian culture and the economy along with the development of both the environmental and woman's rights movements. You'll need to work on questions 2 and 4 from page 146, questions 2, 3, and 4 from page 150 and questions 2 & 3 from page 156 in the Counterpoints textbook today.

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